Meet Our Team
Medical Doctor - Riaz Akhtar, MD
Dr. Riaz has over 35 years of experience in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Physician's Assistant/Doctor of Neuropathy - Billy Hayduk, PA-C, ND
Dr. Billy Hayduk grew up in Chattanooga, TN and earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He moved to Chicago in 2008 to attend National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) where he graduated with honors earning his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree in 2011. Soon after graduation, he entered Physician Assistant school earning his Master’s in Physician Assistant studies (PA-C) degree in 2015 at Rush University. He was a Division I college wrestler and is currently a certified personal trainer and bootcamp instructor. His beliefs lie in functional medicine and holistic care for patients. He is well versed in procedures including join injections and trigger point injections.
Dr. Hayduk applies individualized care for each of his patients in hopes of treating the cause of the disease rather than suppressing the symptoms. He uses his knowledge of diet, exercise, and nutrition to come up with the most effective treatment plan for patients. When necessary, he will prescribe medication to alleviate symptoms with the ultimate goal of becoming healthier.
Dr. Hayduk enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. He has made two different global health trips to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. He is an avid runner and practices good nutritional habits as part of his daily routine.
Chiropractic Physician - Nathan Ruof, DC
Dr. Nathan Ruof is a native of Buffalo, NY where he discovered his love of chiropractic and natural healing through his own personal experiences. He attended Canisius College with his studies focused on medicine with the goal of attending chiropractic school. Immediately following college, Dr. Ruof moved to Illinois to complete chiropractic school at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.
Dr. Ruof has had years of experience in integrated chiropractic practice. He has received additional training in various physical medicine techniques including McKenzie therapy®, Cox® Flexion-Distraction therapy, RockTape®, and acupuncture. Dr. Ruof enjoys working with patients of all ages and health conditions and is able to communicate with his Spanish speaking patients.
Dr. Ruof met his wife, Erin, while they both attended chiropractic school and have been married for two years and look forward to starting a family. Dr. Ruof enjoys traveling, staying active, and is an automotive enthusiast.
Dr. Ruof is a licensed Chiropractic serving the communities of Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge, Worth, Palos, Evergreen Park, Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, Burbank, Alsip, Crestwood, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and Orland Park.
Office Manager - Rae Oldenburger
Rae joined the team as office manager at Oak Lawn Pain and Wellness in October 2014. Prior to joining the practice, Rae worked in the hospitality industry as a meeting planner for 12 years. The majority of her clients were medical associations, for whom she planned everything from board meetings and small seminars to annual conferences with over 7,500 people and 500+ booths. She feels lucky to be able to continue working with medical professionals, but truly enjoys the patient interactions that she encounters daily.
Rae moved to the south side of Chicago about two years ago and is enjoying all the changes that living in Oak Lawn has brought. In her spare time she crochets, reads, takes her pooch Lily to the dog beach and for walks, and tries (but fails) to keep her cats Sadie, Archie, and Fritz entertained enough to keep them out of trouble.